Music workshop from Dr Tim Ridley

Music workshop from Dr Tim Ridley

Lovely to have the Director of Music from Glenalmond here

Many thanks to Dr Ridley who came to Cargilfield to lead a highly enjoyable Composition Workshop with some of our musicians on Thursday evening.

We heard a real variety of pieces including a song and pieces for wind trio, string trio, bassoon and piano, small orchestra as well as some more unusual instrumental combinations. Dr Ridley picked out the main elements and features of each piece, talking particularly about melody, rhythm and harmony, and encouraged us to be self-reflective. He also asked us to think about what our starting point was in a composition and how much we planned the ‘route ahead’ from the start of writing a piece.

Well done to the participants who really had to apply their knowledge of musical structures and terminology to keep up with Dr Ridley! It was lovely to hear individual musical personalities reflected in each person’s work.

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